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Old December 17th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Crate training Roxy

Well it has been almost 9 months since this little gal has moved into my home and heart.
On Day one I wanted to see if she was used to the crate, I threw food in, and tried to gentl lure her in. What I got was a low growl, and trembling fear.
After almost 9 months of trying lure her in with no pressure, she went in. As soon as I saw that I rewarded her.
for 15 mins with small treats I would say cage, throw a cookie in. Now with 1 solid day of doing it, if I say cage with a treat in my hand, she will go in voluntarily.
Next step tomorrow is seeing how she will react to door closed.
Wohoo, so those of you with adult rescues, it is never too late to crate train, and give them a safe haven. It does take time and patience, but well worth it.
Good girl Roxy for over coming your only fear
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Rottielover , what worked for Nelly was to give her 2 treats , a stuff peanut butter frozen Kong and a Cuz. So now she knows , she's getting spoiled everytime she gets in the crate and she goes in running
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Definitely good news.

I always wondered how an adult dog would take to a crate.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:00 PM
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Way to go Roxy!

And you're right, it's never too late to train...and to allow them to trust.
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